ESS PROGRAM—North Coast & Nechako

Burns Lake Bridging to Employment

Job readiness and essential skills training program for eligible participants

Duration:

  • Eight weeks job readiness training
  • Two weeks training in one of three streams: employment, Adult Basic Education or trades and self-employment

Services/ Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Essential skills training
  • Short term certificate training
  • Supported job placement or job shadowing

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed and
  • Indigenous persons

 Location(s):

  • Village of Burns Lake
  • Lake Babine Nation
  • Burns Lake Band (also Wet’suwet’en, Nee Tahi Buhn, Skin Tyee and Cheslatta)

Contact:

Carrier Sekani Family Services or 250-692-1800

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Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurship and Skills Training Program (BEST)

Entrepreneurial skills training for eligible Indigenous persons, with a focus on youth and persons with disabilities

Duration:

  • Two weeks entrepreneurial training

Services/ Programs:

  • Entrepreneurial training workshops
  • Personalized, one-on-one service
  • Mentoring
  • Business plan development and funding applications

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed and
  • Indigenous persons and/or
  • Youth and/or
  • Persons with disabilities

 Location(s):

  • Haida Gwaii (Massett, Skidegate, Queen Charlotte City, Prince Rupert)

Contact:

Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship (CCAE) or 250 352-3878

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